When I heard that Christina Lauren were releasing a sequel of sorts to The Unhoneymooners called The Honeymoon Crashers that follows Olive’s sister Ami, I was so excited. Then, I found out that it’s an audio exclusive, which honestly did disappoint me a little as I’m not an audiobook person. But, I still signed up for an Audible free trial and listened to the book!
If you haven’t read The Unhoneymooners there are going to be spoilers so beware!
During The Unhoneymooners, Ami got married to Dane, and at their wedding almost everyone got food poisoning. Everyone except Olive and Dane’s brother, Ethan. Olive and Ethan go to Maui on Ami and Dane’s honeymoon so they didn’t lose out on the non-refundable trip. Olive and Ethan end up falling in love and Ami learns that Dane has been cheating on her this whole time and they break up.
Fast forward a few years and now Olive and Ethan are engaged. They don’t want to make a big deal about their wedding and they don’t want to remind Ami of her wedding so they plan to go to Hawaii to elope. But Ami wants Olive to have the wedding of her dreams with her whole family there and not to worry about her and having to see Dane. She follows them to Hawaii to surprise them and convinces the happy couple to let her plan their Hawaiian wedding.
They agree, but have one stipulation. Ami has to let Brody, Ethan’s best man, help her. Ami wants to plan it all on her own – she’s very organized and likes being in control of things and Brody is more chill, laid back, and has this surfer guy persona going on. But, he is very charming and has connections on the island since he went to college there. Will Ami let Brody help her? Will she fall for his charming self? Will he help her let loose and be herself?
I liked this story, but I didn’t love it. Part of it could be because I’m not an audiobook person so sometimes I would be really into the story and other times my mind would start to wander and I’d have to rewind. But, I also think I just wasn’t super in to the story. I liked it, but it wasn’t that interesting – or at least not interesting enough to keep me hooked. I liked Ami, even when she was losing it a little, and I liked the character of Brody, however he was voiced by Harry Shum Jr. and so whenever I heard him talking I could only think of Mike from Glee.
Overall, I liked it, but didn’t love it. The storyline was alright, but not super interesting. I liked Ami and the character of Brody but couldn’t get into Harry Shum Jr. being him. And, of course, I loved the appearances by Olive and Ethan!